Skyscraper to debut at Cedar Point's Challenge Park
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff
eaturing a giant propeller consisting of two arms that will spin guests in a full circle, Skyscraper is one of the most thrilling rides in the amusement industry.
Four riders, two on each arm, will sit in open cars with their feet dangling, on opposite ends of the propeller. The arms of the propeller quickly rotate in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, spinning riders 16 stories into the air at speeds of up to 55 mph. At its highest point, riders will be upside down 160 feet above the ground!
^Fun and quite scary--hence why many people choose to stay on the ground:) My favorite part of the pre-ride experience was when they told us to empty everything out of our pockets and they had tupperware containers ready for us.
I've personally never understood Challenge Park, or its lure.
I never have, and never will, pay an extra "fee" to enjoy an attraction when I already paid admission at Cedar Point. That said, there must be plenty who do to make it profittable. It always looks rather dead when I take a glance.
The ride looks like something that should be at the Ohio State Fair, not Cedar Point.
I think Challenge Park is a great idea. Most parks already upcharge for go-karts or mini-golf or skycoasters and things like that. CP put them all in one spot, gave it a name and make it seem like more than it is.